Cs115 Academic Strategies Mid-term

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  • 1. 
    The purpose of the Discovery Wheel in Becoming a Master Student is to:
    • A. 

      See if you will like college life.

    • B. 

      Focus on your negative learning habits.

    • C. 

      Provide a picture of how you see yourself as a student.

    • D. 

      Test you on your ability to follow directions.

  • 2. 
    A person who best processes information by active experimentation will:    
    • A. 

      Think about risks before moving ahead.

    • B. 

      Consider several points of view before making an attempt on a problem.

    • C. 

      Value patience and a thorough approach to understanding information.

    • D. 

      Jump in and start doing things immediately because this helps her learn.

  • 3. 
    Which is true of Gardner’s ideas concerning multiple intelligences?    
    • A. 

      It is impossible to develop skills in more than one intelligence.

    • B. 

      Each of us has all of the intelligences to some degree.

    • C. 

      The nine intelligences are most helpful in the school environment.

    • D. 

      IQ scores will tell us which students will succeed in school.

  • 4. 
    Characteristics of a master student include one who is:
    • A. 

      Willing to take responsibility for everything in her life.

    • B. 

      Unable to accept paradox.

    • C. 

      Cautious about change.

    • D. 

      Highly concerned with grades.

  • 5. 
    William James’ approach to philosophy (pragmatism), teaches us the following about ideas: 
    • A. 

      An idea is only something to believe in.

    • B. 

      An idea is a concept that can’t be tested.

    • C. 

      A new idea cannot conflict with an old one.

    • D. 

      An good idea must lead to action and results.

  • 6. 
    The Discovery Wheel is not a picture of who you are but a picture of how you view your abilities as a student today. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The self-actualizing person is actually self-centered.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Our questions usually have only one answer.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Motivation can come simply from being clear about your goals and acting on them. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    “C” priority items our ABC task list are tempting to complete first because:    
    • A. 

      They are immediate and important goals.

    • B. 

      They lead directly to our long-term goals.

    • C. 

      They are small, easy jobs.

    • D. 

      They cannot be postponed.

  • 11. 
    Right-brained visual thinkers can be effective time managers by:
    • A. 

      Making a detailed list of things to do.

    • B. 

      Postponing decisions as long as possible.

    • C. 

      Scheduling tasks at specific times of the day.

    • D. 

      Focusing on the desired outcome.

  • 12. 
    In planning, results are only important if:    
    • A. 

      The result is measurable.

    • B. 

      The goal itself is measurable.

    • C. 

      We keep the value of our goal in mind.

    • D. 

      We get the results we intended.

  • 13. 
    Goals can be made effective by:
    • A. 

      Leaving them in a more generalized form.

    • B. 

      Not questioning the assumptions you have made about their beginnings.

    • C. 

      Examining them closely to see what they are really about.

    • D. 

      Using them as ideas, not functions.

  • 14. 
    Procrastination can be stopped by:    
    • A. 

      Setting a timeline for completing the activity.

    • B. 

      Making the task meaningful.

    • C. 

      Starting on Wednesday.

    • D. 

      Delegating tasks.

  • 15. 
    An effective strategy for long-term planning is to start with long-range goals and then work backwards. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Credit cards are beneficial if you can use them to get out of low-cash situations.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If you are in debt, you should not begin saving now.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Convergent thinking involves a narrowing-down process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    One of the qualities of a critical thinker is that he values the fact that people disagree.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A powerful starting point for critical thinking is
    • A. 

      Creative thinking.

    • B. 

      Doing something one way all the time.

    • C. 

      To fight off tension and discomfort.

    • D. 

      Not saying, “I don’t know.”

  • 21. 
    Conducting a brainstorming session works best when you
    • A. 

      Don’t accept ideas that seem silly.

    • B. 

      Work by yourself whenever possible.

    • C. 

      Write the ideas down after the session.

    • D. 

      Avoid making judgments and evaluations during the session.

  • 22. 
    Brainstorming solutions to problems at work
    • A. 

      Can only be done using the DOT method.

    • B. 

      Permits all ideas to be expressed.

    • C. 

      Will help you get promoted.

    • D. 

      Promotes thorough thinking.

  • 23. 
    Science is a strong example of a field that uses critical thinking because
    • A. 

      Scientists use only information that supports their work.

    • B. 

      Scientists generally do not need to show their proof.

    • C. 

      Theories are tentative and subject to change.

    • D. 

      Scientists can choose which new ideas fit their theories best.

  • 24. 
    A mistake in logic can be avoided when you
    • A. 

      Use the “all-or-nothing” approach.

    • B. 

      Question when a product is endorsed by a celebrity.

    • C. 

      Try to divert attention from the relevant issue.

    • D. 

      Recognize that most events have only one cause.

  • 25. 
    You can rewrite notes later if your writing is too sloppy to read.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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